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I would like to know from your, what Islam say about Birth control

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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

 

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Dear Brother Burhan,

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I would like to know from your, what Islam say about Birth control. Can we use some mean to control birth between our childers. If yes, then What are the valid tool or way we can use for this purpose. There is some way called Cooptee or something like this, which is one of the way to control birth and use by womans, is it OK to use this way or not. Please enlight me on this Birth Control issue.

 

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Birth control

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


 

Your Question: I would like to know from your, what Islam say about Birth control. Can we use some mean to control birth between our childers

Islam has permitted the spacing of children in a marriage, if one wishes to do so. It has been reported in authentic narrations that some of the noble companions of the Messenger of Allah (saws) used to practice coitus-interruptus, whereby the male organ is removed from the female organ just before ejaculation.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.136 Narrated by Jabir

We used to practice coitus interruptus during the lifetime of Allah's Messenger (saws) while the Qur'an was being Revealed.

 

Most of the scholars of Islam are of the opinion, that there is no harm if one wishes or tries to space the birth of ones child, or even uses one of the modern forms of birth control, to space the ages of their children. But all of them are absolutely unanimous in their opinion that any form of permanent birth control is absolutely forbidden in Islam. One may use a temporary form of contraception, if ones intention is to space their children.

 

Your Question: If yes, then What are the valid tool or way we can use for this purpose.

As long as ones intention is only to space their children, one may use any form or manifestation of the available modes of birth control they desire or is convenient for them.

 

Your Question: There is some way called Cooptee or something like this, which is one of the way to control birth and use by womans, is

it OK to use this way or not.

Beloved brother, we are neither qualified, nor do we have any knowledge of this way of birth control called Cooptee; it would be best if you could consult an expert in the field of medicine who would be better able to guide you regarding this process or its risks if any.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan


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